The statement was made by the PDP following the arrest of the Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), decrying what it observed as the “oppressive and unfair treatments” against its key leaders by the Federal Government.
The party alerted the nation of plans by the anti-graft body to arrest the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, both members of the party.
The National Legal Adviser of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Victor Kwon, who made a statement on Wednesday in Abuja quoted as saying that the arrest and detention of Secondus “is part of the grand script by the APC-led Federal Government to decimate the opposition.”
The statement reads:
We are also aware that plans have been perfected by the Federal Government to arrest and detain the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio and other leaders of the party on imaginary charges.
Indeed, intelligence available to the party shows that the Federal Government, using its various agencies, is bent on destroying any opposition to the ruling party as all indications show that the government is more interested in humiliating the PDP than fighting corruption.
Finally, we state that this war on the PDP and its leaders has indeed gone too far. It has now become a mockery of democratic practice.
According to Vanguard, among others arrested and detained by EFCC, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh, is on prosecution in connection with $2.1 billion arms scam (#DasukiGate) in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
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